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    Quote Originally Posted by loken View Post
    Well I finally got some good news today. They are shipping out a replacement frame. They are sending a blue, black and white 2014 foil 10 frame.
    Hopefully I will actually have it back by the 20th of july.

    In hindsight I wish I had of just done the epoxy fix on the frame and been riding but at least it will be a brand new frame when I get it back.

    Its gonna be a ***** getting back to where I was.
    Congrats loken. If you don't want history to repeat itself, I strongly encourage you once you receive your new frame to push out the fresh bushings that come in it and epoxy them in place per the Specialized spec. If you don't there is no reason to believe you won't end up in the same place. Low strength epoxy will ensure the bushings don't distort, squirm and creak and end up abrading the carbon shell hole like what happened the first time. Very good news they finally stepped up with a replacement frame.

    A side note. Specialized has recently released its new Tarmac SL5 and Specialized has stepped away from their Delrin bushing BB aka their narrow version of PF30. This is big news as Specialized has heavy R&D and they decided that plastic Press Fit BB's are not the way to go on their top level race bikes..too many warranty issues. The SL5 is new so they haven't been apart to the public yet but outwardly it looks like they have gone to industry standard BB30 which they have manufactured in larger numbers with their Pro and Expert level bikes. Until one is taken apart, still unconfirmed if there are snap rings inside but Specialized is placing an alloy sleeve in their new top of the line S-works bikes unlike before.
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    My bike shop is constantly trying to get me to switch to specialized, seems with good reason too.
    I will get the BB sorted as per your instructions and hopefully get a good few years out of the frame.
    Ill eventually look at a second bike but thats at least 6-12 months away yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loken View Post
    My bike shop is constantly trying to get me to switch to specialized, seems with good reason too.
    I will get the BB sorted as per your instructions and hopefully get a good few years out of the frame.
    Ill eventually look at a second bike but thats at least 6-12 months away yet.
    You will be fine if you epoxy the bushings in place which give them tremendous support and strength. You will get years of service out of that Foil...Scott makes excellent bikes.
    Be sure to post a pic when you get it together.
    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Campag4life View Post
    You will be fine if you epoxy the bushings in place which give them tremendous support and strength. You will get years of service out of that Foil...Scott makes excellent bikes.
    Be sure to post a pic when you get it together.
    Cheers.
    Will try to get a few pics up once its back.
    thank you for all your advice in this thread, very much appreciated.
    Looking forward to riding again, gotta start training for a 300k ride later this year

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    Finally got to pick up my bike today and just got back from a cold and very windy ride (I have some work to do)

    Love the new colour of my frame, stands out a bit more and the white sets it off well. Luckily too it shipped with a 25mm offset seat post which I actually needed for proper fit on it.

    Ill try to get a few pics up soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by loken View Post
    Finally got to pick up my bike today and just got back from a cold and very windy ride (I have some work to do)

    Love the new colour of my frame, stands out a bit more and the white sets it off well. Luckily too it shipped with a 25mm offset seat post which I actually needed for proper fit on it.

    Ill try to get a few pics up soon
    Would love to see it...Congrats! Nothing like getting a new bike.

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